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Mandy Davis

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Central Coast Outdoors

  • Locations

    Big Sur, Cambria, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking, Kayaking, Lifestyle, Nature, Wine Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    38 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Kayaking Morro Bay

Guide Bio

Mandy has been guiding on and off for over 30 years (full time for 13) and is currently a hiking and kayaking guide for both Central Coast Outdoors on the West Coast and Hidden Coast Outdoors on the East Coast.

If you could describe Mandy in a few words it is this… she possesses an adventuress spirit, a keen eye for the patterns in nature and a deep love for creatures and the ecosystems they live in. She has a strong background in biology, decades of coaching and environmental instruction, experience as a world-class competitive paddler, a lifetime relationship with the ocean, and has been an environmental activist, a poet, and a creative director of an advertising and marketing firm. All this background and passion gives her a unique ability to communicate her love for the earth and share it with others. After years of travel to and paddling in places as remote as Antarctica, the Galapagos, South Africa and Tasmania, Mandy firmly believes that the Morro Bay Estuary is an unsurpassed coastal jewel and one of the best locals for environmental education and unique wildlife experiences in the world. The Central Coast always draws her back home like a homing pigeon. It is here she was born and raised, and it is her privilege to call the waters of the estuary home today. It is her pure delight to share her rich and unique home with others when she can.


Central Coast Outdoors

From the trails and crashing surf of Big Sur to the quiet country roads winding between exclusive wineries to the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay, this area of California abounds with outdoor adventure possibilities. Central Coast Outdoors offers a wide range of trips – biking, hiking, kayaking and multi-sport in order to take advantage of these diverse opportunities. Trip lengths vary from half-day to full-day trips to custom trips of any length.

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